Welcome to St George's, Stalybridge. An inclusive church of all ages

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              Please View our Weekly Sheet for service detail

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    Sunday & Tuesday Morning Readings  

    Baptism Bookings 

    Please note that we get a lot of enquiries for baptisms and we are quite booked up.  The next two available dates for baptisms at 12.30pm are 21st January and 4th February 2018. Please use the Baptism Enquiry form to enquire about other possible dates.

     

    On Sunday the 24th of September we will be holding our annual Harvest Festival, combined with our 'Back To Church' service when we welcome old friends and also collect harvest donations of non-perishable groceries which will be passed on to the Booth Centre to help feed the homeless.

    Please come and join us at our service.

     

    Last Sunday the 10th of September was the 50th anniversary of the first service of the united parishes of Old and New St. Georges following the closure of the Cocker Hill Church. Not ‘all’ the regular worshippers at the Old Church transfered to our current building and some found a spiritual home elsewhere, however a good number did make the transition, staying for the remainder of their worshipping lives and making a significant contribution to our activities.

    Our annual Junior Church prize giving was held on Sunday the 16th of July when of our young congregaton were awarded books in recognition of their regular attendance. This was followed by a party with sandwiches, chrisps and buns. and ended with the lighting of a celebration cake which was then consumed to everybodies great enjoyment as you can see.

     

     

     

    In 2016 we renovated the south side of our church, funded with the help of a grant from the 'Listed Places of Worship' fund. This work involved rebuilding the parapet, relining the gutter and replacing all rainwater pipes, then pointing the south elevation, as can be seen on this link .  We have now applied for a grant from the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' towards phase two of this project, which is the renovation of the North side Parapet and gutters, etc., replacing all of our 177 year old roof, and updating our upper lounge kitchen area plus replacing the whole emergency lighting in all our building.

     

    Visit our recently updated Rose Queen gallery (on the 'about us' tab), or view our Photo gallery and see if you can recognise old friends. Perhaps you have photos that help fill in the missing Queens? A new gallery of pictures of New St. George's Whit Walks has been created which will also test memories.

    St George's Church Stalybridge is a community of Anglican (Church of England) worshippers.

     St George's vicar is the Revd. Philip Brierley. Philip was an Ordained Local Minister at St George's and had been our Curate for many years. He was made Priest-in-Charge in 2013 and was licensed as Vicar on the 11th of September 2016.

    We gather for worship on Sundays and Tuesdays during the week. This is usually for the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) that we believe is the central act of Christian worship.

    We also meet in order to be of service to others. This takes different forms:

    • activities that we run as a church,
    • things which we do with other groups
    • all that our congregation members do in their daily lives and occupations.

                 Our Weekly Services

    (Any variations will be detailed on our weekly sheet)

    Sunday

    8.30 a.m. Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sunday)

    10.30 a.m. Holy Communion and Junior Church 

                (4th Sunday Worship for All) 

    6.00 p.m. Occasional Special Services as announced

    Tuesday 

    10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

    Daily Prayer for today
               Morning Prayer
               Evening Prayer
        Night Prayer (Compline)

     Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site,
    © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2004 

    To receive Communion at home when you are sick or housebound or to have the name of a departed friend or relation entered into the Book of Remembrance, please contact the Clergy or Wardens.

    For Baptisms, Marriages or Funerals please 'phone Philip (vicar) on 0161 338 2368

     

    We are a Fairtrade Parish and have promised to serve only Fairly Traded Tea and Coffee and to work for justice for the world's poor.

    During 2017 we will be holding a number of  Fair Trade afternoon tea  where you can buy Fair Trade product The next one will be on Saturday the 14th of October.

    Please come along and enjoy a pleasant chat and a look round our  Parish Church in its 177th year and view our memorial plaques and decorative windows. Our Church yard has over 500 headstones dating back to the 1840's and includes several war graves and the memorial to the first MP for Stalybridge. (See our Family History page for much more details).

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